Crusty Bread

Leanne D.


A very good friend of mine sent this recipe to me,she said she found it on Facebook. She is an excellent cook,so if she says it's good,I know it's good! She says it's time consuming but well worth it.

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3 c unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. instant or rapid rise yeast
1 1 /2 c water

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours. Overnight works great. Heat oven to 450 degrees. When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American